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Muslim & Vegetarian Friendly : One Day Osaka Highlights Tour

Have a great day exploring the “nation's kitchen” Osaka!

Overview

Osaka, which has a 1,500-year history as the "water capital," was the center of Japan between the 16th and 19th centuries, and also the home of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the father of modern Japan. You’ll get to visit his castle, Osaka Castle, and learn why even today Osaka holds great appeal and is still known domestically as the nation’s kitchen. While Tokyo may be the biggest city in Japan now, Osaka has always flourished as a center of the Japanese economy. Today’s visitors to Japan, in addition to exploring Tokyo and Kyoto, should not pass up the opportunity to explore the bustling metropolis of Osaka! With a guide who knows Osaka and caters to our Muslim & Vegetarian visitors, you are sure to have a very pleasant day exploring this great city!

① Pick up at your hotel (9:30)
This tour starts at your hotel accommodation then immediately heads to Osaka Castle.

Osaka Castle.jpg② Osaka Castle (10:15-11:25)
Osaka Castle was the base of Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s unification in 1583, and he is the one who started construction of the castle on the site of the Ishiyama Honganji. The castle fell in 1615 during the great Summer Battle of Osaka, but was reused by the Tokugawa Shogunate until the castle tower burned down in a lightning strike. The current castle tower, rebuilt in 1931, is the third generation. The castle interior is now a historical museum, housing valuable materials and diorama. On the outside, you can enjoy Osaka Castle from various angles and appreciate its magnificent stone walls, architectural features, the vast moat, and many other points of interest around the castle.

Kuromon Market.jpg③ Kuromon Market (11:55-12:45)
Next you’ll stroll around Osaka’s “kitchen”, Kuromon Market. The fresh food market has a history of over 100 years, with about 180 stores selling fish, fruit, traditional sweets and more. Amongst the hustle of the market are many stalls selling street food such as yakitori or takoyaki, ready to be consumed on the spot.

Dotonbori.jpg④ Dotonbori (13:00-13:15)
After Kuromon market you’ll move to Dotonbori, famous for its gaudy neon lights, extravagant signage, and an enormous variety of restaurants and bars. After stopping at Osaka’s most famous photo spot, you will be taken further downtown to Osaka’s Shinsaibashi shopping street, which runs from Dotonbori. We’ll have time for a bit of shopping here.

⑤ Lunch (13:15-14:45)
We will stop at a restaurant suitable for your dietary requirements, e.g. halal or vegan.

Osaka Museum of Housing _ Living.jpg⑥ Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (15:05-15:55)
After lunch you’ll move on to Umeda by subway. The last spot to visit is the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. It is the first of its kind in Japan, showcasing the history and culture of housing in Japan. The museum has a variety of exhibits starting from the latter half of the Edo period through to post-war Japan (1800–1950), with dioramas and models reproducing classic street ambiance from long ago. Inside, you can enjoy morning, day and nighttime atmosphere through different forms of illumination, giving the feeling you have travelled back in time. You can also try wearing a kimono for a very affordable price.

⑦ Return to hotel (16:30)

Highlights

・History and samurai culture at Osaka Castle
・Fresh fish and shellfish for viewing and tasting at Kuromon Market
・Osaka commemorative photo at "Dotonbori"
・Osaka shopping in the vibrant "Shinsaibashi" area
・Leran and feel the local life of Japan at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Note

・We customize tour plans to best fit our customer's desires.
・During the tour, we will travel on public transport.
・We also welcome non-Muslim & Vegetarian tourists.
・Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash.

  Price ¥ 13,000 per adult

¥ 22,000 for 1 person (private tour)
¥ 6,000 for Children (Aged 6 -12)
Free of charge for children aged under 5

  Duration 7 hours
  Hours of availability

9:30〜16:30

  Inclusions

· English Guide
· Hotel pick up and drop off
· Public transportation fee
· Entrance Fee
· Insurance
· Local Tax

  Exclusions

· Food and drinks

  Participants 1 〜 8 people

Reviews (21)

Farah Ariff(Singapore)★★★★★

Osaka Tour

The tour guide (Yoko) was very hospitable and knowledgeable in conducting the tour for my parents. They enjoyed the time spent thoroughly and covered many places in the itinerary like Osaka Castle and Shisaibashi Market to name some. Thank you giving us a wonderful experience!

Muhammad Hanif(Brunei Darussalam)★★★★★

A Taste of Osaka

We decided to go on one-day Muslim guided tours in all three cities (Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo) as it is our first time visiting in Japan, and we wanted to get a feel before venturing out for ourselves.

We were greeted by Michiko-san at the apartment we were staying for the visit. She briefed us on the whole day itinerary and also gave us options on where we want to spend more time on.

First stop was Osaka Castle. The castle has a rich history and beautiful decorated constructions (Guard post at entry gates, stone walls along river, the golden tinted castle itself) to back it up. We passed the chance to look inside the castle after seeing the long que, but the view from the surrounding was already astonishing.

Kuromon Market (quite similar to Nishiki Market in Kyoto), had variety of commodities both for locals and toursits. No shortage of sweets to bring home as souvenir or snacks!

Next was Dotonbori. The number of crowd was unbelievable. The area was colourfully lit with tourists, advertisement boards, commercial on big screens, live cooking and delicious looking food! (My wife and I fully explored Dotonbori again the same night!)

After all the walking, we ate late lunch at Ali's Kitchen, a halal certified Pakistani & Arabic restaurant.

The final destination was Umeda Sky Building. The view was absolutely amazing! Definitely get ready to take out your camera for some awesome Panorama pictures. But hold on tight to your belongings, because the wind is pretty strong up there.

The tour guide, Michiko-san was very informative and flexible in adjusting the tour. She was also very friendly and fluent in her english. A delightful experience overall!

Thank you Michiko-san and Omakase!

Faris Anaqi(Malaysia)★★★★★

Half Day Walking Tour of Osaka

We went for a customised half day tour of Osaka for our conference participants and secretariat. It was quite a last minute request but Mr Takeshi was very helpful and patient in helping us to plan this tour. He was very professional and made sure everything went well.

Our tour guide Mr Mamoru was excellent. He guided us through the various sights in Namba such has Dotonbori, Kuromon Market, Nippombashi Den Den Town and Shinseikai.

It was a delightful experience and we will contact Omakase again for tours in Japan.

Thank you Omakase!

Shane Little(USA)★★★★★

Great Day in Osaka

We had a wonderful day with Mr. Mamoru. When we met Mr. Mamoru in the lobby of the Gran Via at Osaka Station we found out that he had lived in Atlanta where my husband and I are from. My Mom, high school friend Sam and his wife Louise were also with us for a full day of walking ( 20,000 steps ). We started out at the castle and then walked and subwayed to the main market. We then went for lunch just outside of the main food market and had Yoshoku (Japanese omelette ) pre-pared with bacon, shrimp and squid paired with beer and sake. We then walked though the main shopping street that crosses the river towards the centre. The housing museum is closed on Tuesday so we finished the day in Osaka Station at a sake bar. We would definitely recommend Mr. Mamoru for a full day of walking, touring and eating.

Samantha C(Australia)★★★★★

One day Muslim-Friendly Tour of Osaka

From the minute our guide, Akiyuki arrived to greet us, to the end of our tour, could not fault the information, expertise and help given to us during the tour. Very informative and happy to answer any of our questions even if not related to the sites we were visiting i.e. asked about some good shopping areas near our hotel which Akiyuki happily obliged with shops and showed us where they were that we could visit after the tour. Also Akiyuki asked what we wanted for lunch and we decided to leave up to Akiyuki for their suggestion and they didn’t disappoint. The Okonomiyaki was fantastic.

Abla Hijazi(JORDAN)★★★★★

Muslim friendly tour in Osaka

Thank you Mr. Mamoru Hosoe.
It was very enjoyable tour, going to those wonderful places in osaka, like Osaka castle, with all inside hystoric details , and the breathtaking view from above, then kumoron market,where I enjoyed the sweets and fruit & cup of delicious juice.
Then dotonbori, a very lively street I had the best photoes at every step of the road.
The nice lunch at Ali's kitchen was perfect, last but not least the Osaka museum of housing and living where I enjoyed the amazing Kimono wearing it was a dream come true, I enjoyed the show areas that represents old japan homes, like kitchen,tea places gardens,little children games.
It was amazing with the company of Mamoru san ,very knowledgable in history, explaining about every place we 've been through in English, it will be unforgettable tour.

Latifa(Singapore)★★★★

Osaka - Mamoru

We went to Osaka castle, Kuromon mkt & Dotonburi. We experienced taking the train T Shinsaibashi..Enjoyed seafood lunch at Kuromon mkt & shopping at Dotonburi..

Mariah(Singapore)★★★★★

Lovely day in Osaka

Besides shopping areas, visits to Osaka Castle and Housing & Living Museum were excellent. And our guide Yoko had all the relevant information about the places.

Fazillah (Group of 9 pax)(Singapore )★★★★★

Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto

During our (9 of us) holiday in Osaka – Hiroshima – Kyoto, all our tour guides, Azusan-san, Yayoi Niwa, Michiko Komatsubara and Mamoru Hosoe were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patience.

We enjoyed visiting those main tourist attractions, shopping districts and market places in Kyoto and Osaka.

We loved the seafood at Kuromon Market and enjoyed Halal lunch.

Thank you giving us a wonderful experience!

Ahmed Mostafa(Oman)★★★★★

Msulim Friendly Osaka Tour

The tour in Osaka was rather interesting because we visited various types of destinations such as historical (Osaka castle) leisure (river cruise), cultural (temple) and shopping (market). To be honest it was more interesting than Kyoto which I went the following day with a group tour. It was mere culture though Kyoto has fascinating temples such as the Golden Temple. As a whole the Osaka tour was nice. The only point was that more time should be dedicated for the river cruise . The English speaking guide Mamoru-san was cooperative and provided useful information about Osaka castle, the Shogus and the Samurai. We also enjoyed a Halal meal in the market area. Arigatu gosimas

Breanna Denniss(Australia)★★★★★

Excellent!

Mamoru was amazing! So full of knowledge and extremely friendly. We did this tour with an 8 year old and 2 year old and it was perfect! Highly recommend this for families!

Hugo(Philippines)★★★★★

One of the best parts of Japan

One of the best parts of our Osaka Tour. Your tour guide Ms. Yoko is one-of-a-kind, definitely an asset to your company, always ready to extend help, very patient and super helpful. Her personality is perfect for her job and our experience with her is something that we will always treasure. I’ll definitely book again next time we go to Japan or any place in the future. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

Maria(Philippines)★★★★★

Great Experience in Osaka

It was a great experience. We really enjoyed walking around and we enjoyed the local food and market. It was an all day walking but it was all worth it, we enjoy walking around and get to experience and appreciate the places rather than riding a bus and just see them. I hope that more tours would be like this.

Fernandez Theodore(Philippines)★★★★★

This was a great tour for our group! Yoko was very kind and understanding. She was also very knowledgeable, we learned a lot about Osaka and we got to see some of the famous spots in the city. Also, the day of our tour was our last day in Japan, Yoko helped us find our train to Kansai airport when the tour finished. She didn't have to but it's this extra customer service that we really appreciated so much. We highly recommend this tour and we promise you will not regret it. We also hope you get Yoko as your tour guide.

RODRIGUEZ REBECCA(USA)★★★★★

Very good walking tour of Osaka City and our guide Akie made the tour more enjoyable and a learning experience. Thank you!

Pua Jia Yi(Malaysia)★★★★★

Our guide was Ms Sachiyo. It was a very enjoyable experience to walk around osaka with a tour guide to explain the history and other things as well for us. Highly recommended tour.

Chan Clemente(Philippines)★★★★★

We enjoyed the activity as our guide (Sachiyo) was very pleasant, helpful and considerate.

Hugo Justina(Philippines)★★★★★

One of the best parts of our Osaka Tour. Your tour guide Ms. Yoko is one-of-a-kind, definitely an asset to your company, always ready to extend help, very patient and super helpful. Her personality is perfect for her job and our experience with her is something that we will always treasure. I’ll definitely book again next time we go to Japan or any place in the future. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

Armando(Philippines)★★★★★

Very nice place ....... and friendly tour guide .......

Aquino Ma Veronica(Phillipines)★★★★★

Had a great time. pick up was on time. will definitely book this company again!

Tabarejo Kazzandra(Phillipines)★★★★★

I would like to express our appreciation to Ms. Sachiyo, our tour guide. We went as a group of 8, one is infant and one with disability. She has provided all our needs including the wheelchair. She has lead us to paths where we can use elevators so our Mom will not get tired easily. She also took care of our baby so we can take nice photos in the Museum. She went beyond the mile, and did not just serve us as our tour guide. We have greater respect to Japanese because of her, not only are they advance in technology but are very humble and kind too. We would like to thank also their whole team, they respond quickly to our email, especially when we modified our accommodation. And lastly, they gave us chocolates for each on that day because its Valentine's day, how thoughtful. Thank you and surely we will come back again to Japan because of this nice experience. Arigato gusaimas! Nihon ga daisukidesu!


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